A generous gift was one of the centrepieces of this Kirsty & Lee’s special day. Their traditional wedding was even more elegant than Kirsty could ever have imagined…
How they met
Kirsty wasn’t put off by Lee’s outlandish moustache when they met at work.”I remember thinking it was a bit odd for someone in his twenties, but it turned out it was for charity,” Kirsty says. “He made me laugh straight away and I remember getting butterflies in my tummy.”
Lee surprised his bride with a spontaneous proposal in their kitchen. “When we got home from work that evening Lee seemed to be on edge,” Kirsty recalls. “Suddenly, he turned to me in the kitchen and dropped to one knee. He had only decided to do it that day, and didn’t even have a ring!” I cried a lot, and said yes – of course!”
The bride’s outfit
After spending a whole weekend trawling bridal boutiques with her mum, Kirsty fell for a stunning Pronovias gown with a fishtail skirt, train and intricate Spanish lacework. “I tried on a lot of dresses, and none of them made me feel particularly bridal, but in this gown, I felt like a proper bride,” Kirsty says. “I knew I had to walk down the aisle in it.”
The groom’s outfit
Lee wore a charcoal grey morning suit with a silver waistcoat and lavender tie and pocket square from Cameron Ross. “I felt so lucky to be marrying such a gorgeous man,” smiles Kirsty.
Kirsty’s sister Lynsey wore a beautiful deep plum fishtail gown from Jasmine Belsoie, finished with a diamanté brooch. “Lynsey was always the one person I wanted as my bridesmaid, and getting ready with her made the wedding morning very intimate and calm.” Kirsty explains.
The couple tied the knot in a traditional Catholic service. “My dad and best friend did the readings,” says Kirsty. “It was very emotional to see them taking part in the ceremony.”
The reception took place at Eynsham Hall, with a vintage birdcage motif. “The highlight was our five–tier wedding cake by Jenny North,” adds Kirsty. “I met her at a food fair and when I told her I’d only be able to afford an M&S cake, she said she would make our cake free of charge as a gift. It was simply stunning and we can’t thank her enough.”
The newlyweds enjoyed a relaxing minimoon in a luxury B&B in Devon.